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Unit information: Advanced Techniques in 2013/14

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Unit name Advanced Techniques
Unit code DENTM9017
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. Steve Thomas
Open unit status Not open



Biomaterials , biomedical science and biomechanics - DENTM9007 Patient Assessment and treatment planning 1 - DENTM9008 Implant surgery 1 - DENTM9009 Bone augmentation and grafting 1 - DENTM9010 Prosthodontics 1 - DENTM9011 Clinical practice attachment 1 - DENTM9012 Treatment Planning 2 - DENTM9013 Implant Surgery 2 - DENTM9014 Prosthodontics 2 - DENTM9015 Teams and marketing - DENTM9016 Clinical practice attachment 2 - DENTM9018 Dissertation - DENTM9019

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

This module will introduce the students to advanced grafting techniques including sinus grafting, block grafts, distraction techniques and complex grafts. The principles of CT guided surgery will also be covered.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • To have a knowledge of advanced surgical techniques.
  • To have a knowledge of interdisciplinary management of complex cases. To be familiar with the concept of CT guided surgery.

Teaching Information

Lectures and small group teaching on study day 12. Distance learning package delivered via Blackboard including additional ‘podcast’ lectures/videos and directed reading. This unit runs concurrently with the Clinical Practice attachment Unit and is closely linked with it, teaching is therefore supplemented by one to one teaching and observation of clinical practice.

Assessment Information

Formative assessment

During the study day via direct verbal feedback.

Summative Assessments

Written assignments to include aspects of the following: 1. Advanced grafting procedures. Written assignment looking at the relative indications and contraindications of advanced grafting techniques and the management of the atrophic maxilla.

2. Osseodistraction and CT guided surgery. Written assignment looking at the role of osseodistraction and CT guided surgery.

3. Multidisciplinary care. Written assignment looking the clinical management of multidisciplinary cases and the development of a clinical care pathway.

Total 100% of unit marks.

Submission date will be given to students verbally and on Blackboard.

Reading and References

Bone Biology, Harvesting, & Grafting For Dental Implants: Rationale and Clinical Applications by Arun K. Garg Quintessence Publishing ISBN: 0867154411

Practical Implant Dentistry: Diagnostic, Surgical, Restorative and Technical Aspects of Aesthetic and Functional Harmony by Ashok Sethi and Thomas Kaus. Quintessence Publishing ISBN: 18509 70610

Selected journal references